Subject: Re: Review request: panel daemon for port-cobalt
To: Soren S. Jorvang <>
From: Rafal Boni <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/25/2003 11:51:23
In message <>, you write: 

-> On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 08:25:54AM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
-> > That is pretty cool.  The only think I would ask is that it me made a 
-> > bit more generic.  There are several RS232-connected panel devices out 
-> > there that are common in the appliance world, and it would be nice to 
-> > support them using the same kind of interface.
-> One possible feature I have been thinking about is to make boot/root
-> device selection ("-a") work with these kinds of primitive consoles.

Ooh, that'd be nice... I'd love to have it used as a bootstrap console
before root is mounted, but I'm not sure how useful a 2x16 display with
six keys is for any serious interaction 8-)


Rafal Boni                                           
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